The third edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World was prepared as a collaborative effort between the Economic and Social Department (ES) and the General Affairs and Information Department (GI) of FAO. Costs for printing and translation of this document were partially covered by a grant from the FAO-Netherlands Partnership Programme; research assistance on selected topics was also provided by a grant from the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom; we gratefully acknowledge the assistance from both sources.
Overall leadership was provided by Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director-General, ES, assisted by David Wilcock, FIVIMS Coordinator, ES, who served as the chair of the core technical team. Invaluable editing assistance was provided by Simon Chater of Green Ink, Devon, United Kingdom, assisted by staff members Brenda Townsend-Hall, Richard Markham and Christel Blank.
Other members of the core technical team in the ES Department were Jenny Riches, FIVIMS Coordination Unit; Barbara Huddleston, Agriculture and Economic Development Analysis Division; Barbara Burlingame, Food and Nutrition Division; Loganaden Naiken, Statistics Division; and Nick Hughes, ES Department Programme Coordinator.
The Editorial Group of the Information Division, GI, was responsible for final editing, graphics and desktop publishing.
The following FAO staff provided technical contributions: Jelle Bruinsma, Global Perspective Studies Unit, ES; Françoise Trine and Johannes Schmidt, FIVIMS Coordination Unit, ES; Sumiter Broca, Fabio Pittaluga and Kostas Stamoulis, Agriculture and Economic Development Division, ES;
Jorges Mernies, Statistics Division, ES; Mwita Rukandema, Commodities and Trade Division, ES; Prakesh Shetty, William Clay, Janice Albert, Ellen Muehlhoff, Irela Mazar, Lourdes Costarrica, Maren Lieberum, Florence Egal and Sofie van Waeyenberge, APO in Luapula, Zambia, all of the Food and Nutrition Division, ES; William Fiebig and NeBambi Lutaladio of the Plant Production and Protection Division, Agriculture Department; Lahsen Ababouch and Audun Lem, Fishery Industries Division, Fisheries Department; René Gommes, Research, Extension and Training Division, and Marcela Villarreal, Women and Population Division, Sustainable Development Department.
Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the contributions of: Jeffrey Marzilli and Annalisa Conte, WFP; Lawrence Haddad, IFPRI; Jeremy Shoham, Fiona Watson and Carmel Dolan, NutritionWorks; Karim Hussein and Tom Slaymaker, Overseas Development Institute (United Kingdom); and Karel Callens, consultant.